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  • Soccer tourney brings Arabs, Jews together

    June 6, 2013 | 4:01 pm

    Despite the summer heat radiating off of the soccer field, dozens of former professional soccer players from all over the world — and of varying faiths — gathered to play a friendly “Soccer Peace Tournament” on June 2 at Calabasas High School.

    As athletes sprinted and fans...

  • L.A. set to celebrate Israel, Jewish community

    April 18, 2013 | 11:12 am

    This year’s Celebrate Israel Independence Day festival will feature plenty of stars when it takes place on April 21, but only one has plans to actually spend time in outer space.

    It’s not quite the Apollo 11 spacecraft — which took Neil Armstrong to his lunar landing — but the...

  • Israeli Leadership Council changes name

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 13, 2013 | 8:37 am

    When the chief executive officer of the Israeli Leadership Council announced at the group’s March 10 gala that the nonprofit’s name is changing to the Israeli American Council (IAC), the reaction from the 900 people in attendance was modest. As animations of the group’s new logo...

  • Israeli-Americans make good on giving back

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 9, 2012 | 11:34 am

    On May 6, instead of sleeping late and spending the Sunday morning at home, Vered Nagar shlepped her son and daughter from Tarzana to the boardwalk at Venice Beach to help the homeless.

    “They were reluctant about doing it at first,” Nagar said, watching her 9-year-old daughter,...

  • Sagi Balasha: the new head of the Israeli Leadership Council

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 25, 2012 | 5:07 pm

    To help explain what it’s like to be the CEO of the Israeli Leadership Council (ILC), Sagi Balasha, who took on the role in September 2011, offers a comparison to his previous job at Beit Hatfutsot, a small museum in Tel Aviv (once known as The Diaspora Museum, now The Museum of...

  • MK Einat Wilf outlines new Israeli contract with the Jewish world

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 12, 2011 | 7:09 pm

    Talking to a journalist before an event on Sept. 6, Einat Wilf, a Member of Knesset in Ehud Barak’s Independence Faction, trotted out an old Israeli joke.

    In Israel, Wilf said, “A third of Israelis serve in the army, a third of Israelis work, and a third of Israelis pay taxes...

  • Young professionals learn tools for Israel advocacy

    By Orit Arfa

    August 17, 2011 | 11:55 am

    BINA LA, the young leadership division of the Israeli Leadership Council, which seeks to develop community among Jewish American and Israeli professionals through intellectual salons, celebrated its first anniversary with the first Israel Advocacy Conference, held at The Mark in...

  • Young leaders get the lowdown in 10-minute talks

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 15, 2011 | 6:24 pm

    As he took the stage on Feb. 23, Mark Rothman, executive director of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, had just one question.

    “Where’s my timer?” he asked.

    You have 10 minutes: That’s the first rule for speakers at BINA-LA, a monthly program for young...